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Rating: 4.31 stars
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

A pasta casserole made with red sauce, ground beef, onions, bell pepper, pepperoni, and cheese.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no pink shows; drain.

  • Combine in a 9x13 inch casserole dish: pasta, ground beef, bell pepper, onion, tomato sauce and pepperoni; blend well. Top with shredded cheese.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 18.6g; carbohydrates 29.2g; fat 14.6g; cholesterol 47.1mg; sodium 750.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2008
I omitted the second meet and added a can of diced tomatoes. I also added lots of italian seasoning. Turned out good and was fast and easy (on the budget as well). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2011
(If you want to make it a bit more spicy...) This dish was a really good base recipe. My mom and I cooked it together and instead of the pepperoni, we used ground italian sausage and we browned it with the beef. We added 2 cloves of diced garlic, and sauteed it in a skillet with the onion and pepper. We used pasta sauce instead of tomato and my mom added italian seasoning, oregano, and a tablespoon of crushed red pepper to give it a kick. It really is a good dish, but had to tweak quite a bit. Read More
(6)
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2008
I omitted the second meet and added a can of diced tomatoes. I also added lots of italian seasoning. Turned out good and was fast and easy (on the budget as well). Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2004
This went over really well in our house! We also added a couple cloves of garlic. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
Good and easy- this dinner served 4 with lots of leftovers! I used chicken instead of beef added chopped onion and garlic and used less cheese (just enough to make it stick together). Will def make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2006
I used 2 full pounds of ground beef and 2 cups of cheddar on top because that's what I had. The cheddar was fine but 2 cups wasn't really enough with this large casserole. Next time I'll add some more cheese and maybe mix some different kinds in. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2007
just made this for my family. Everyone LOVED it. I did add a little garlic and spices per other reviews. Two thumbs up-excellent!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2010
Very good. I cut it down to 5 servings as there is only two of us to feed. I used ground turkey and turkey sausage (to cut down on the fat) and also added about a tablespoon of italian seasoning (which I think is a must or it would be a bit bland). Next time I think I will add extra green pepper and onions and maybe some mushrooms as well. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2004
This was a nice adaption of baked ziti that I make sometimes. Adding the cheese and pepperoni on top made it much more appetizing to my picky children! I used deli provolone because it's what I had on hand. They renamed this "Provolone and pepperoni pizza pasta". Thank you for a fun dinner idea! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2011
(If you want to make it a bit more spicy...) This dish was a really good base recipe. My mom and I cooked it together and instead of the pepperoni, we used ground italian sausage and we browned it with the beef. We added 2 cloves of diced garlic, and sauteed it in a skillet with the onion and pepper. We used pasta sauce instead of tomato and my mom added italian seasoning, oregano, and a tablespoon of crushed red pepper to give it a kick. It really is a good dish, but had to tweak quite a bit. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2012
You must brown the onion with ground meat for optimum flavor! Read More
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